The Nashville Engineer Relief Fund originated through the efforts of the AES Nashville Section and NAPRS in holding the 1st Annual Audio Yard Sale in Sept. 1997. Proceeds from this initial event assisted with the financial recuperation of a Nashville engineer who was stricken with a life-threatening health problem.
In May 1998, the 1st AudioMasters Benefit Golf Tournament began as the primary fund-raising event contributing to the NERF, and has been held at the Harpeth Hills Golf Course every May since.
The stated goal of this fund is “to allow financial assistance…for individuals in our (engineering) community who, through illness and tragic circumstances, are unable to practice their profession or face other serious problems”.
Examples of NERF’s past assistance:
- Contributed to plane tickets for a family to take their infant daughter for heart surgery.
- Helped an engineer through a period of no income and medical bills when he was stricken with stomach cancer.
- Helped a family whose home was damaged in the 2010 Nashville flood.
- When an engineer and his wife were unable to afford both medication and food after his organ transplant, we assisted until a longterm solution could be found.
Charter and By-Laws
A corporate charter and by-laws have been developed, and the NERF is registered as a 501-c3 Non-Profit incorporation, with all donations tax-deductible to the extent allowed by federal law.
For more information on the assistance available through the Nashville Engineer Relief Fund, click here.